Conrad Hilton III’s 10-hour in-flight meltdown, as told by the FBI and Conrad Hilton

  • metta

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    Feb 07, 2015 3:28 PM GMT
    Conrad Hilton III’s 10-hour in-flight meltdown, as told by the FBI and Conrad Hilton

    "he had called people “peasants” on the flight."

    "He bragged that his daddy would bail him out of this situation as he had in the past. After all, he’s already banned from several other airlines, he told the flight attendants.

    “My father will pay this out, he has done it before. Dad paid $300,000 last time,” Hilton allegedly said."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/04/conrad-hilton-iiis-10-hour-in-flight-meltdown-as-told-by-the-fbi-and-conrad-hilton/
  • metta

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    Feb 07, 2015 3:30 PM GMT
    ^
    And these are the people that deserve the big tax breaks..... icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 07, 2015 3:52 PM GMT
    metta8 said^
    And these are the people that deserve the big tax breaks..... icon_lol.gif

    And be allowed to donate unlimited amounts of money to US political candidates. Through PACs, undisclosed sources, and other dodges.

    Though at least in Conrad Hilton's case, he probably wouldn't want to donate money to anyone he considers to be "peasants". Most politicians are likely beneath him. Unless, like other wealthy people as he matures, he realizes politicians can be bought to do his bidding.

    I must have missed it - did his coronation already happen? Or when will it be? I wouldn't want to skip that, and maybe have an opportunity to curtsy to his highness, and pay my obeisance as a mere peasant. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 07, 2015 4:55 PM GMT
    Sounds like a product of an elite upbringing. His parents and buddies, if he even actually has any, probably harbor some of the same beliefs and feelings. He seems incapable of recognizing the rules of life. Perhaps he would benefit from a few years in prison. I hope he gets some prison time for his sake the sake of those around him, before he really does hurt someone.
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    Feb 07, 2015 5:16 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidSounds like a product of an elite upbringing. His parents and buddies, if he even actually has any, probably harbor some of the same beliefs and feelings. He seems incapable of recognizing the rules of life. Perhaps he would benefit from a few years in prison. I hope he gets some prison time for his sake the sake of those around him, before he really does hurt someone.

    Nah, the system will give him a pass. It favors the rich & powerful, punishes the poor & weak.

    He'll skip on this, his Dad paying out another $300,000 as Conrad claimed was done before, or more, to make this go away. Judges & prosecutors in the US can be bribed as easily as elected politicians (some of whom are elected, too, not appointed by merit). And complainants & witnesses bought off & silenced.

    If you've got the money, you walk in the US. Only a few notorious wealthy criminals have ever served time, but they've been the rare exceptions.
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    Feb 08, 2015 3:09 PM GMT
    Ahh.. The Affluenza Defense will strike again....
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    Feb 08, 2015 4:41 PM GMT
    He is such a bloody galah ,who thinks his money will save him every time he is not behaving !
    His parents should be ashamed of his behaviour , in fact they should have done a better job while raising him !
    Because of his conduct in commercial flights during those past years , he should be forbidden to fly commercial , as a matter of fact ,his family have their own jet fleet .
  • jock5827

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    Feb 08, 2015 4:54 PM GMT
    I am embarrassed for his parents. Between the sex tapes, music ventures, and public meltdowns, it looks like all their children are finding new ways to bring ridicule to the family. The original Conrad Hilton must be spinning in his grave.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 08, 2015 8:17 PM GMT
    (1). He was bad, but in the grand scheme of things not horrible (i.e., he didn't physically assault anyone). So my guess is that he pays a fine and gets slammed with 50 hours of community service. He won't, and shouldn't, serve jail time for this. Though his infraction centers around poor/rich and privilege, he should be treated THE SAME as anyone (rich or poor) who behaved like that. I don't think we want a legal precedent of jail time for verbal, as opposed to physical, assaults on an airplane. Anyone can have a bad day.

    (2). It's too bad that his father's money can't buy a face as attractive as his sister's.

    (3). Isn't this the SAME Conrad that got beat up at a party a few months or year ago? Sage wisdom, if you have a problem with everyone, the problem is likely with you. Said differently, if you run into assh*les all day, you're likely the assh*le. Check yourself.

    (4). While I don't see any official government blacklisting, such as the "watch list," individual private airlines are more than capable of allowing or disallowing passengers and can and do have their own lists. I hope he's blacklisted at all but the budget airlines, so he has extra risk when he flies, gets crappier service, and has less options/times to depart/arrive. If he were banned outright, daddy would pay for a private plane (which costs approximately 100K each trip, no joke. International would be 1M or more).

    (5). I want video of this. This was first class, why did no one have an iPhone to record? You're allowed to have your phones on now on airplanes provided they're in "flight" mode. So not every iPhone should have been powered off. And it sounds like the incident took several minutes, since the copilot came out, so you can power up within 20 seconds. This wasn't a 10 second encounter. Opps I missed it doesn't apply. I want the video. Now.
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    Feb 09, 2015 2:33 AM GMT
    I can just imagine his fate if he lived in France in 1792.

    This is the type of A-hole passenger that they should restrain a lot earlier.

    With all their money, why aren't these A-holes flying in private jets?

    What we need is for all the other passengers on flights like this to jointly sue the airline for failing to provide the transportation the airline contracted for.
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    Feb 09, 2015 2:37 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidSounds like a product of an elite upbringing. His parents and buddies, if he even actually has any, probably harbor some of the same beliefs and feelings. He seems incapable of recognizing the rules of life. Perhaps he would benefit from a few years in prison. I hope he gets some prison time for his sake the sake of those around him, before he really does hurt someone.

    Unfortunately, he will most likely get a smallish fine, which, because of the wealth, will mean absolutely nothing = small change.

    Because it will be heard in some federal court,where judges are immune from any oversight, the judge could not even be voted out of office for favoring a rich A-hole.
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    Feb 09, 2015 2:58 AM GMT
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    Unfortunately, he will most likely get a smallish fine, which, because of the wealth, will mean absolutely nothing = small change.

    Because it will be hear in some federal court,where judges are immune from any oversight, the judge could not even be voted out of office for favoring a rich A-hole.

    Agree.

    His lawyers will arrange to go before a Republican-appointed judge, who his father Rick Hilton will pay off. So that the same crime of threatening to kill flight attendants, that would get you or me 20 years in prison, will result in community service hours at most.

    The rich and powerful really are treated better than the rest of us, as Conrad IV shouted on the plane. Because we're just peasants. And I do wonder why this took over 6 months - anyone else would have been convicted and serving their sentence by now.
  • peterstrong

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    Feb 09, 2015 6:12 AM GMT
    ....and Republicans fight tooth and nail to end inheritance taxes for the likes of this kid and his sister, Paris.

    Let me just think about this - several dozen public libraries getting built, etc. or this kid getting to keep his hundreds of millions he didnt earn ?

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    Feb 09, 2015 11:10 AM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_rage_and_narcissistic_injury

    ^^^^^^
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    Feb 09, 2015 1:34 PM GMT
    peterstrong said....and Republicans fight tooth and nail to end inheritance taxes for the likes of this kid and his sister, Paris.

    Let me just think about this - several dozen public libraries getting built, etc. or this kid getting to keep his hundreds of millions he didnt earn ?

    gee whiz icon_idea.gif

    Republicans hate public libraries. People, especially the poor, might learn stuff from sources other than Fox News. And then maybe not vote for Republican criminals. Better to keep people barefoot & ignorant, and voting the Party line.
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    Feb 09, 2015 2:23 PM GMT
    neffa said
    His parents should be ashamed of his behaviour, in fact they should have done a better job while raising him !

    Because of his conduct in commercial flights during those past years , he should be forbidden to fly commercial , as a matter of fact ,his family have their own jet fleet .

    I believe I read that he is already banned from some airlines. Or was that something he yelled during his tirades on this flight? Well, if not banned he oughta be, from any flight. I certainly don't wanna ever run into him.

    I was rather pampered growing up myself. Not mega-rich like a Hilton, but I could have almost anything I wanted, though only with my parent's permission. My clothes were mostly custom made, I had new cars bought outright for me when I was old enough to drive, I never saw the bill for anything.

    But, interestingly, they never gave me cash, I never had an allowance, like all my friends did. My parents thought that would spoil me, teach me bad habits. The only cash I had was when relatives sent me cards at Christmas, Easter and my birthday. And I tried to open them first, before my parents did, or they'd confiscate the money.

    When I was 12 I talked my Father into buying a rather elaborate lawn mower with accessories. I told him it would save him money on groundskeeping, because I would do the work myself.

    What he didn't realize was that I was planning to use that professional equipment to cut neighborhood lawns, as well, to earn some money for myself. I think he liked the idea of my working that hard. He could have just given me the money in the first place, same as it cost to buy the pricey lawn equipment, but that's not how he thought.

    And then in high school I got an after-school job from one of Dad's friends, who owned a supermarket chain. I was just a bag-boy, and also retrieved shopping carts in the parking lot for minimum wage.

    Soon after that my parents bought me a new car as my birthday gift, completely for cash, no payments, and they covered the insurance, too. But oddly, not the gasoline cost. I hadda do that part myself. Not too bad, though, in those days the tank of that small car could be filled for less than $3.00.

    And then I used that car to get another job, to buy my first motorcycle. Because that was something they absolutely refused to buy for me themselves. So OK, I bought it myself.

    Well, anyway, a digression. But an example of how a child can be pampered and perhaps spoiled in one way, but kept reasonably in line in the other. My parents' formula was to deny me any spending money. That part I had to earn for myself. Perhaps Mr. Conrad the Third should have been similarly raised.
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    Feb 09, 2015 7:31 PM GMT
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    for him and Paris, both!
  • metta

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    Mar 05, 2015 2:15 AM GMT
    Conrad Hilton reaches plea deal in flight attendant assault case

    "He would admit guilt to misdemeanor assault against flight attendants in exchange for a federal felony charge being dropped"

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/entertainment/conrad-hilton-flight-attendants-plea-deal/index.html
  • Svnw688

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    Mar 05, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
    Plea bargain.

    It's standard for ALL criminal matters. Wonder what his "punishment" will be. I hope he gets a LOT of community service hours AND I hope the court orders him to pick up trash on the road (and doesn't allow him to select the organization--AKA, fake his hours).